How To Find The Cheapest New Orleans Pelicans Tickets + Face Value Options

New Orleans Pelicans 2021 Attendance Policy

The Pelicans are hosting 750 fans (4% of capacity) at their 2021 home games at Smoothie King Center.

Seating will be socially distanced, and fans will be required to wear face masks at all times other than when they're actively eating or drinking. There will also be temperature checks upon entering the arena and fans will be required to take a COVID-19 symptom and exposure survey. The Pelicans have also adopted a completely paperless and contactless experience for fans.

Where To Buy 2021 New Orleans Pelicans Tickets

On the secondary market, TicketIQ has Fee-Free tickets for all Pelicans games which also include a Refund Guarantee. Our Refund Guarantee states that if an event is canceled or deem unfit for fans to attend, TicketIQ will refund ticket buyers in as soon as 15 days. That means that you can buy from TicketIQ worry-free. Customers on TicketIQ save between 15%-25% compared to other secondary market ticketing sites.

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Pelicans Tickets Rise For Zion's Return

It was announced that Zion Williamson would make his regular-season debut on January 22nd against the San Antonio Spurs. Following the announcement, ticket prices for that game, and many upcoming Pelicans home game started to rise. Below is a look at get-in prices for the home games leading up to Zion's return compared to his first three home games:

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As you can see, prices for his first game are ten times more expensive compared to lower demand games against the Jazz and Bulls and triple the price of the higher demand match-up against the Clippers. Prices go back down a bit following these first three games, but overall ticket prices are up for every upcoming Pelicans home game.

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How Much Are New Orleans Pelicans Tickets

Single-game tickets that went on sale for the first of three phases include their only home preseason game and first eight regular season home games. Tickets prices for these games start between $7 for their preseason game against Utah and $43 for the home opener against Dallas. Below is the primary market get-in prices for each of those 9 games:

  • Friday, Oct. 11 vs. Utah (Preseason) - $7
  • Friday, Oct. 25 vs. Dallas (home opener) - $43
  • Monday, Oct. 28 vs. Golden State - $32
  • Thursday, Oct. 31 vs. Denver - $11
  • Friday, Nov. 8 vs. Toronto - $17
  • Monday, Nov. 11 vs. Houston - $27
  • Thursday, Nov. 14 vs. Los Angeles Clippers - $23
  • Sunday, Nov. 17 vs. Golden State - $36
  • Tuesday, Nov. 19 vs. Portland - $12

On the secondary market, the average asking price for a New Orleans Pelicans home game is $105, a nearly 25% increase over last seasons’ $84 average, likely tied to New Orleans drafting college star Zion Williamson with the No. 1 overall pick. A Pelicans ticket is the No. 20 priciest across the NBA – the highest average asking price in the league is $473 for a Lakers home game. The average asking price is the second highest of the decade. The priciest ticket cost fans $117 in 2014-15, when the Pelicans advanced to the playoffs, but lost to the Warriors in the opening round.

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What Are Season Tickets and Partial Plans at Smoothie King Arena

Full season tickets on the primary market range in price from $450 for Balcony End Seats up to $7,900 for Sideline Premier Seats. Fans can get a discount for buying early. In addition to getting the same seat for every game, season-ticket holders get invites to exclusive team events, first access to playoff tickets, and other benefits.

The Pelicans also have half-season and 12-game plans available. Twelve-game plans are broken into three categories, each with a pre-determined group of games, and range in price from $240 for Balcony End seats up to $2,800 for Sideline Premier seats. The Weekend Plan gives fans games only on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays, while the Superstar and Contender plans have a mix of weekday and weekend games. There are two choices for half-season plans, and each includes 21 games. Prices start at $420 for Balcony End seats and go up to $4,300 for Sideline Premier seats.

The Pelicans are offering several premium seating options for the 2019-20 season. These include their Squad 6 Elite season tickets holder packages, club seating on the floor, courtside and loge sections, and luxury suites. The latter can be purchase for the season, in groups of 5 or 10 games, and for singe-games.  

California teams are commanding four of the ten most expensive tickets on the secondary market for a 2019-20 Pelicans home game. The game with the highest average asking price this season is the March 1, 2020 meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers, which is trending at $419. The November 27 Lakers at Pelicans game is the second most expensive, with a $400 average asking price.

Below is a look at the top ten priciest games in terms of secondary market average asking price.

March 1 vs. Los Angeles Lakers 🎟️

  • Secondary market average asking price: $419
  • Secondary market cheapest ticket: $82

November 27 vs. Los Angeles Lakers 🎟️

  • Secondary market average asking price: $400
  • Secondary market cheapest ticket: $62

November 17 vs. Golden State Warriors 🎟️

  • Secondary market average asking price: $204
  • Secondary market cheapest ticket: $39

December 29 vs. Houston Rockets 🎟️

  • Secondary market average asking price: $196
  • Secondary market cheapest ticket: $43

January 18 vs. Los Angeles Clippers 🎟️

  • Secondary market average asking price: $182
  • Secondary market cheapest ticket: $38

October 28 vs Golden State 🎟️

  • Secondary market average asking price: $179
  • Secondary market cheapest ticket: $39

April 11 vs Philadelphia 76ers 🎟️

  • Secondary market average asking price: $162
  • Secondary market cheapest ticket: $35

October 25 vs Dallas Mavericks 🎟️

  • Secondary market average asking price: $162
  • Secondary market cheapest ticket: $72

February 4 vs Milwaukee Bucks 🎟️

  • Secondary market average asking price: $149
  • Secondary market cheapest ticket: $28

November 11 vs Houston Rockets 🎟️

  • Secondary market average asking price: $139
  • Secondary market cheapest ticket: $33

TicketIQ is committed to the cheapest tickets possible, and we make much less on sold out tickets compared to other major marketplaces like StubHub and Vivid. That means ticket buyers save from up to 25% on TicketIQ on sports, music and theater. We're able to do this because we also work with teams, venues, and other ticket owners, to help them sell tickets at face price, directly to consumers like you, through Ticketmaster and AXS. For an overview of the 2019-20 NBA Ticket Buying landscape, and details on the cheapest way to get tickets for every team, visit the TicketIQ Blog.

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